Mesures pan-européennes anti-contrefaçon contre plusieurs défendeurs établis dans différents États membres de l’Union européenne

Mesures pan-européennes anti-contrefaçon contre plusieurs défendeurs établis dans différents États membres de l’Union européenne En bref Par arrêt du 7 septembre 2023 (Beverage City Polska, C-832/21), la Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne (CJUE) a jugé que plusieurs défendeurs établis dans différents États membres de l’UE, tous accusés d’avoir commis le même acte de contrefaçon […]

Protect your Trade Secrets – General Introduction

Protect your Trade Secrets – General Introduction The legal framework governing trade secrets in Belgium has changed significantly with the adoption of EU Directive 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (“Trade Secrets Directive”). The Trade Secrets Directive was […]

Accords de Recherche et de Développement (R&D) – Nouvelles règles et période transitoire

| Accords de Recherche et de Développement (R&D) – Nouvelles règles et période transitoire Depuis le 1er juillet 2023, un nouveau règlement est en vigueur au sujet de l’exemption par catégorie des accords de recherche et de développement (R&D) (Règlement 2023/1066 de la Commission du 1er juin 2023 relatif à l’application de l’article 101, paragraphe […]

Simont Braun welcomes Joris Beckers as Partner, enhancing Real Estate and ESG Expertise

Simont Braun is pleased to announce the arrival of Joris Beckers as partner in the Real Estate department. With his extensive experience in real estate transactions and a strong focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, Joris will further strengthen Simont Braun’s capabilities in these key areas.   Joris Beckers is a highly regarded […]

The Rise of (new) Savings Products on the Market

SAVE NOW BUY LATER, APPLE CARD’S SAVING ACCOUNT, HIGH-YIELD SAVINGS PRODUCTS With the current rise of interest rates, savings products are gaining traction again on the market across the globe, including in Belgium and Europe. We observe the return of some very traditional savings products as well as the rise of certain innovative FinTech-oriented features. […]

Accord JUB | Procédure et coûts

ACCORD JUB  | PROCÉDURE ET COÛTS Vous pouvez télécharger l’article complet ici.  L’introduction du brevet européen à effet unitaire s’accompagne de l’institution d’une « Juridiction unifiée du brevet » (« JUB » ; « Unified Patent Court ou « UPC ») compétente exclusivement pour connaître de certaines actions concernant ce nouveau type de brevet et quelques autres titres similaires. Nous avons déjà publié […]

Sandrine Hirsch and Jean-François Terlinden leave Simont Braun

Brussels, 1 July 2023 – Simont Braun announces the departure of Sandrine Hirsch and Jean-François Terlinden, who have chosen to embark on a new chapter of life. Their contributions to the firm are acknowledged and appreciated. Joan Carette, Managing Partner at Simont Braun, recognises the lasting influence of Sandrine and Jean-François: « As founding partners, they […]

New marketing rules for gambling operators in Belgium: a whole new dimension

On 1 July 2023, the Royal Decree of 27 February 2023 determining the conditions for advertising games of chance entered into force (“Royal Decree”). WHAT IS IT? Until now, only advertising by C licence holders (operators of gaming machines in a bar) and F2 licence holders (bookshops) was regulated (respectively by the Royal Decree of […]

A new screening mechanism of foreign investments in Belgium starts on 1 July 2023!

As from 1 July 2023, foreign (i.e. non-EU) investors will have to notify the Interfederal Screening Commission (‘ISC’) about their investment plans in certain sectors in Belgium. Targeted are investments in sectors considered to be highly sensitive, or that could impact national security, public order, or the strategic interests. For these investments, prior approval of […]

Simont Braun ranked by Leaders League 2023

Last Tuesday, Leaders League released its 2023 rankings. We are very proud to be once again recognised as top-of-mind independent business law firm! Our rankings are available here. We warmly thank all team members for their motivation and hard work. We are also grateful to our peers and valued clients for their trust and outstanding […]

Belgian law transposing the European Mobility Directive regarding cross-border mergers, demergers and conversions has now been published in the Belgian State Gazette

The Belgian law of 25 May 2023 implementing the EU Directive 2019/2121 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 amending Directive 2017/1132 regarding cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions, also called the “Mobility Directive”, has been published on 6 June 2023. The Mobility Directive updates the rules governing cross-border mergers and […]